Ellen Mueller

Alchemical Ground

by Ellen Mueller on February 11, 2016, no comments

Alchemical Ground

FEBRUARY 9 – 25, 2016 at the Sleeth Gallery
Reception: Feb 11, 4:30-6pm

Alchemical Ground

Two-dimensional collage works and low-relief sculptural assemblages by Megan Hildebrandt, Magnolia Laurie, Cynthia Mason, and Ellen Mueller of the EyeSplice Collective

The works in this exhibition are constructed through processes of omission, deletion and destruction, examining questions about building, composition and juxtaposition within both the formal and conceptual elements of the works.Through the collection and combination of raw visual material, these artists highlight the simultaneity of disparate images and objects via interdisciplinary and cross-media approaches.

EyeSplice is a collective of women who incubate questions and develop work from a myriad of backgrounds and geographical locations. Curation in this manner is purely conceptually based; aesthetic convergences and divergences are emergent and unpredictable. Members of EyeSplice represent a contemporary network of artists, brought together for brief periods of study or residency but transient in their proximity to one another and intentionally spread across the country.

Information and other works by the artists can be found online:
Hildebrandt: http://www.meganlynnhildebrandt.com/
Laurie: http://magnolialaurie.com/
Mason: http://www.cynthiamason.com/index.html
Mueller: http://ellenmueller.com

Guest Thread Leader on ArrayList

by Ellen Mueller on February 1, 2016, no comments


I’m going to be a February guest thread leader on ArrayList, a curated listserv focused on foundation level new media approaches, practices, and discourse. During the month of February we’re focusing on PERFORMANCE.

Interested? Join in by signing up!

ARRAY [ ] (www.arrayproject.com) is an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed, online platform for new media curriculum and discourse. ARRAY [ ] was originally funded by a Rhizome.org grant through the New Museum, New York, NY. As an extension of ARRAY [ ] the founders launched a curated listserv called “ArrayList” focused on foundation level new media approaches, practices, and discourse.

Call for Presentations: 4D Art & Design Critique

by Ellen Mueller on January 26, 2016, no comments

Site Specific Critique

I am chairing a panel at the Mid-America College Art Association in Cincinnati, October 26-28th, 2016. My panel is entitled, “Time-Based Art & Design: Finding the Language of Critique,” and I’m looking for presenters. Here’s the abstract:

“With the constant evolution of art and design, more and more contemporary work moves into the realm of time-based practices. For the purposes of this panel, we will categorize time based (4D) art and design as the study of time-based media such as social practice, generative works, film/video, animation, performance art, motion graphics, sound art, game design, and any other time-based genres.

Artists and designers are well prepared to discuss and critique 2D and 3D works, with foundations classes often dedicated to semester-long study of terms and practicing basic skills. However, sometimes time-based practices are neglected altogether, or are tacked on, without establishing the same foundational understanding of terminology or practice of introductory skills.

This panel seeks submissions that address strategies for improving critique of time-based work, along with rationale for their use. Topics of investigation could include, but are not limited to, looking at the past, present and future critique of time-based work, examining what premises we need to establish in foundational coursework to successfully critique 4D work, and identifying useful language for most clearly understanding one another.”

Proposals are due by February 29, 2016, and can be submitted by emailing your 250 word abstract and a CV to me at ellen@ellenmueller.com. MACAA membership is required at the time of acceptance. Conference registration fee is required of all.

Please share far and wide! I would love to hear from a wide variety of interested people. 

Art Inter/National in Pittsburgh

by Ellen Mueller on January 19, 2016, no comments


My 3D printed porcelain work, Greenland, July 2012, will be on display at BoxHeart Gallery. See you at the reception!

Art Inter/National
Exhibition Dates: January 19 – March 4, 2016
Reception: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 5-8pm

BoxHeart Gallery
4523 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15224

Participating artists include:
Ferlo, Lyn – Painting – United States (NY)
Fiez, Alejandro – Painting – Ecuador
Fowler, Chris – Painting – United States (NC)
Goldin Stahl, Darian – Intaglio – Germany
Gros, Capucine – Screenprinting – Switzerland
Howard, Thomas – Drawing – United States (NY)
Hussaini, Azadeh – Mixed Media – United States (IL)
Katsilakis, Aris – Sculpture – Romania
Matz, Barb – Mixed Media – United States (WI)
Mertz, Becca – Collage/Mixed Media – United States (PA)
Mueller, Ellen – 3D Printed Porcelain – United States (WV)
Oren-Sofer, Yael – Painting – United States (NY)
Paniagua, Gianna – Cut Paper – United States (NY)
Payne, Boyd – Painting – United States (PA)
Pierotti, Carolyn – Mixed Media – United States (PA)
Raymond, Alice – Painting – France
Riley, Ramon – Painting – United States (PA)
Rioux, Marie – Painting – Canada
Sau, Pradip Kumar – Painting – India
Sensbach, Skip – Sculpture – United States (NJ)
Shalamberidze, Ketevan – Mixed Media – Georgia
Veligrantaki, Kadiani – Mixed Media – Crete

Pre-Order 4D Book!

by Ellen Mueller on January 13, 2016, no comments

Elements and Principles of 4D Art & Design

The book is finally here! Well, almost here… pre-order is open, and books will ship Feb 12, 2016. Get yours now!

Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design is excellent. The writing style is approachable and the content is broad. With wide-ranging examples from gaming and performance to fine art to activism, the book establishes critical and creative foundations for approaching 4D.” –Glenda Drew, University of California, Davis

“I am very excited for this text. It is exactly what my students need. Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design covers very basic attributes of fine art and design in a descriptive way. These basic attributes are then combined with great contemporary art and solid in-class exercises. The text is well written and engaging.” –Cyane Tornatzky,Colorado State University

“This book is punctuated with ideas for class exercises, a variety of time-based art examples, and interviews with artists and designers. It is flexible and can be applied to a diverse range of time-based methods and goals. I am not aware of any other existing textbook that achieves all of this.” — Kate Shannon, Ohio State University, Mansfield